It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for our first Thursday Quotables (which we’re doing individually, on rotation, rather than altogether). Every week we’ll pick our favourite quote from the book we’re currently reading. It could be a line, a paragraph, or who knows, even a page! If you’d like to participate all you need to do is link back to Bookshelf Fantasies!
Ok, so this week I’ve been rereading Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell (review here) and at the same time reading the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I’ve been finding it a bit slow for my taste, and I also think it’s quite similar to The Hunger Games, but I am very near the beginning so I hope it will get better as I progress. I haven’t read much at all this whole week so it was quite hard to find a quote for Red Queen, but here’s one I liked from my limited selection of quotes to choose from.
“’Thief,’ he says, a strange surprise in his voice.
I blink at him, fighting the urge to laugh. I don’t even have the strength to protest. ‘Obviously.’
– Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen
As I said, I’m not too far through the book, so there weren’t many quotes to pick, but this one just made me smile. Mare just went through a really painful moment, yet she has the time to be saracastic and make sharp retorts. I don’t know much about Mare’s character yet, but what I do know is that she loves her saracasm, amd I love saracastic characters.
Now time for Carry On, my favourite book… I’ve already read the book and there’s soo many quotes that I could pick, but me being a hardcore Simon x Baz shipper, I had to pick the quote when Simon and Baz truly came together. This bit just made me scream and do my little OTP dance.
“I think I might kiss him. He’s right there. And his lips are hanging open (mouth breather) and his eyes are alive, alive, alive.
You’re so alive , Simon Snow.
You got my share of it.
He shakes his head, and he’s saying something, and I think I might kiss him.
Because I’ve never kissed anyone before. (I was afraid I might bite.) And I’ve never wanted to kiss anyone but him. (I won’t bite. I won’t hurt him.)
I just want to kiss him, then go.
‘Simon….,’ I say.
And then he kisses me.”
– Rainbow Rowell, Carry On, Most Sacred Chapter 61
I hope you enjoyed my first Thursday Quotables! Before I finish, just a note – next month, Mia, Lynette and I have exams, which means…revision. And revision means less reading and post writing, so we may not be posting as much as we did before. Closer to the time, we might have to miss some weekly memes. Wish us luck!